Luthier in the Memphis, TN area?
Hi everyone, this is my first time to really post on this side of the bass forum.
I recently purchased an Engelhardt EC-1 from Fretwell Basses and during shipping the sound post was knocked loose. I want to take it to someone in my area who will correctly put the sound post in it's correct position.
Today I took it to my normal electric bass tech, he had put sound posts in violins in the past but never a DB. From the looks of it and what I've read on this forum it appears it is not installed exactly where it should be. The tone of the E and A strings seem quite dead compared to the D and G strings. This has been and unfortunate and frustrating introduction to upright bass for me. I'm really looking forward to learning the instrument but it's hard to do that when the sound of the instrument isn't so great.
I would greatly appreciate it if someone would recommend me a luthier to take it to in the Memphis, TN area.............I'm willing to take it to the Nashville or Little Rock areas also but would love to find someone close to home. I called our local Amro Music store and the guy there quoted me $75-100 to set the post. Does that sound correct? It sounded a bit pricey to me.
Thanks for your help and suggestions!